Apparel/Fabrics

  1. Sponge or rinse stain promptly in cool water. Pre-treat by soaking with laundry detergent containing enzymes, or rubbing with a liquid heavy-duty detergent or paste of granular laundry detergent and water. Launder using chlorine bleach, if safe for fabric. Otherwise, use oxygen or sodium perborate bleach.
  2. Soak in a solution of 1 quart warm water, 1/2 teaspoon dishwashing liquid detergent, and 1 tablespoon white vinegar for 15 minutes. Rinse. Launder. Use chlorine, oxygen or sodium perborate bleach to remove final stain, if safe for fabric.

CAUTIONS:

  • Always read your care label before trying any stain removal method. Do not use any products or procedures prohibited by the care label.
  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness.
  • Be sure to store and dispose of products/cans/containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of children.
  • When using caustic or commercial cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation.

Carpet

Blended Fibers, Hemp, Jute, Natural Fibers, Synthetic Fibers, Wool (Coffee Or Tea Without Cream And/or Sugar)

  1. Blot excess liquid with a clean, white absorbent material such as tissues, paper towels or napkins. Mix 1 teaspoon of a neutral detergent (a mild detergent containing no alkalies or bleaches) with 1 cup of lukewarm water. Work small amounts of the solution into the pile with your fingers. Blot. Flush with water to rinse. Blot again. Mix 1/3 cup of white household vinegar with 2/3 cups of water. Blot the st using a clean absorbent cloth dampened with the vinegar solution. Sponge with clear water. Blot agail Place a 1/2 inch layer of dry absorbent material (cloths or paper towels) over the area and weight it down with a book. If the absorbent material becomes wet, replace it with dry absorbent material. Leave it for several hours. Then brush area with hand to restore pi Ie.
  2. Tanning stains are difficult to treat. Make a potion using the following recipe. Wear rubber gloves while preparing solution.
  • 2 tablespoons oxal ic acid (purchase at hardware stone)
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 8 tablespoons glycerin (purchase at drug store)
  • Butyl alcohol (purchase at drug store)

Mix oxalic acid and white vinegar. Add the glycerin and stir. Continue stirring while adding enough butyl alcohol to make the mixture clear. Apply this potion to the stain. Leave in place FOR A FEW MINUTES ONLY. Blot up the potion with clean cloths. Flush with water and re-blot.

CAUTIONS: 

  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness. 
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves.  
  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used.
  • Vinegar should be diluted with 2 parts water to 1 part vinegar if used on cotton or linen.

Blended Fibers, Hemp, Jute, Natural Fibers, Synthetic Fibers, Wool (Coffee Or Tea With Cream And/or Sugar)

  1. Gently scrape away excess soil. Sponge the stain using a commercial carpet cleaner such as Resolve, Carpet Science, etc. Follow the directions on the product label.
  2. Blot excess liquid with a clean, white absorbent material such as tissues, paper towels or napkins. Mix 1 teaspoon of a neutral detergent (a mild detergent containing no alkalies or bleaches) with 1 cup of lukewarm water. Work small amounts of the solution into the pile with your fingers. Blot. Flush with water to rinse. Blot again. Mix 1/3 cup of white household vinegar with 2/3 cups of water. Blot the stain using a clean absorbent cloth dampened with the vinegar solution. Sponge with clear water. Blot again. Place a 1/2 inch layer of dry absorbent material (cloths or paper towels) over the area and weight it down with a book. If the absorbent material becomes wet, replace it with dry absorbent materials. Leave it for several hours. Then brush area with your hand to restore pi Ie.
  3. Tanning stains are difficult to treat. Make a potion using the following recipe. Wear rubber gloves while preparing solution.
  • 2 tablespoons oxal ic acid (purchase at hardware stone)
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 8 tablespoons glycerin (purchase at drug store)
  • Butyl alcohol (purchase at drug store)

Mix oxalic acid and white vinegar. Add the glycerin and stir. Continue stirring while adding enough butyl alcohol to make the mixture clear. Apply this potion to the stain. Leave in place FOR A FEW MINUTES ONLY. Blot up the potion with clean cloths. Flush with water and re-blot.

CAUTIONS:

  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness. 
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves. 
  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used.
  • Vinegar should be diluted with 2 parts water to 1 part vinegar if used on cotton or linen.

Hard Surface Floors

Brick, Concrete, Resilient, Stone/masonry (Except Marble), Tile

Mix a solution of Washing (Sal) Soda or a laundry detergent (not soap) in water. Gently brush stain away using a soft bristle brush. Wash with clear water and allow to dry. If coffee or tea contained cream, this solution should remove all greasy-residue.or stain.

NOTE: When using Washing Soda, follow directions and cautions on container label.

CAUTIONS: 

  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves.
  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used.
  • Be sure to store and dispose of products/cans/containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of children.

Marble

  1. Sponge or blot up any excess spill. Wipe the surface with a cloth dipped in a solution of Washing (sal) Soda or detergent and water. Rinse well and wipe dry.
  2. If a stain remains, mix a few drops of household ammonia with 1 cup of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide. Soak a white blotter (made from a folded cloth or paper towels) with the solution and place it over the stain. Cover it with a piece of glass or other heavy object. Continue applying the solution until the oil has been drawn out and any remaining stain is bleached out.

CAUTIONS: 

  • Always use rubber gloves when working with hydrogen peroxide.
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves.
  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used. 
  • Be sure to store and dispose of productslcans/containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of children.

Wood

Blot or sponge up excess spill as quickly as possible, using an absorbent material such as paper towels, paper napkins or cloth. Mix dishwashing detergent in hot water and swish to make a great volume of suds. Dip a cloth in only the foam and apply to the stained area. Rinse with a clean cloth dampened with clear water. Polish or wax as usual to return luster to wood. Work carefully, but quickly - not allowing moisture to remain on the wood very long.

Furniture

Marble

  1. Sponge or blot up any excess spill. Wipe the surface with a cloth dipped in a solution of detergent and water. Rinse well and wipe dry.
  2. If a stain remains, mix a few drops of household ammonia with 1 cup of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide. Soak a white blotter (made from a folded cloth or paper towels) with the solution and place it over the stain. Cover it with a piece of glass or other heavy object. Continue applying the solution until the oil as been drawn out and any remaining stain is bleached out.

CAUTIONS:

  • Always use rubber gloves when working with hydrogen peroxide.
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves. 
  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness.

Wood

Blot or sponge up excess spill as quickly as possible. Using an absorbent material such as paper towels, paper napkins or cloth. Mix dishwashing detergent in hot water and swish to make a great volume of suds. Dip a cloth in only the foam and apply to the stained area. Rinse with a clean cloth dampened with clear water. Polish or wax as usual to return luster to the wood. Work carefully, but quickly - not allowing moisture to remain on the wood very long.

Walls And Ceilings

Wood, Paneling

Blot or sponge up excess spill as quickly as possible, using an absorbent material such as paper towels, paper napkins or cloth. Mix dishwashing detergent in hot water and swish to make a great volume of suds. Dip a cloth in only the foam and apply to the stained area. Rinse with a clean cloth dampened with clear water. Polish or wax as usual to return luster to wood. Work carefully, but quickly - not allowing moisture to remain on the wood very long.

Other/interior

Alabaster

  1. Sponge or blot up any excess spill. Wipe the surface with a cloth dipped in a solution of detergent and water. Rinse well and wipe dry.
  2. If a stain remains, mix a few drops of household ammonia with 1 cup of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide. Soak a white blotter (made from a folded cloth or paper towels) with the solution and place it over the stain. Cover it with a piece of glass or other heavy object. Continue applying the solution until the oil has been drawn out and any remaining stain is bleached out.

Ceramic Glass, Corelle, Enamel, Glass, Kitchen/Bathroom, Cabinets (Laminated), Melamine

  1. Clean the stain by washing it in warm sudsy water. Rinse well and wipe it dry.
  2. To remove old coffee or tea stains, dip a soft damp cloth into baking soda and wipe any remaining stain. Rinse well and dry.